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Grants to Ohio and Michigan Nonprofits
for Participation in a Fundraising Campaign

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Toledo Community Foundation (GTCF)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

01/10/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of $5,000 to Ohio and Michigan nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for participating in a local fundraising campaign. Applicants must register prior to participating in the event. Organizations will be categorized according to budget size as large organizations or small organizations. Eligible organizations are located in northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Organizations that register for the grant program prior to #GivingTuesdayNWO, participate in the day of giving by collecting contributions via online donation, cash, check or from a Donor Advised Fund at Greater Toledo Community Foundation, and complete a results survey following #GivingTuesdayNWO are eligible to be selected for one of two total grants being awarded. A random selection process will be utilized to identify organizations from the following categories:

  • Large Organization Category – for organizations with an annual operating budget more than $500,000
  • Small Organization Category – for organizations with an annual operating budget less than $500,000

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148871

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 grant awards

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Greater Toledo Community Foundation encourages northwest Ohio nonprofit organizations to participate. Grants will only be awarded to nonprofit, charitable organizations that have been designated as having tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Application Process: This grant program employs a two-step process. Both steps must be completed in order to be eligible for funding consideration. The first step involves registration through Greater Toledo Community Foundation prior to #GivingTuesdayNWO (December 1, 2020) and the second involves the completion of a survey that details #GivingTuesdayNWO results.

1. Step One: Registration – Organizations must register their intent to participate in the #GivingTuesdayNWO local campaign through the Greater Toledo Community Foundation website by noon on November 30, 2020. Register online: This step is a mandatory prerequisite for grant award eligibility.

2. Step Two: Results Survey – Organizations must also complete a Results Survey after the conclusion of #GivingTuesdayNWO to be eligible to be selected for the grant award. Responses to the results survey will be collected during a limited window of time from December 8, 2020 through January 10, 2021. The Results Survey will be open from noon on December 8, 2020 through 11:59 pm on January 10, 2021. The survey will be available on the Greater Toledo Community Foundation. Organizations must answer all required questions to meet the eligibility requirements of this step.

Organizations randomly selected to receive a #GivingTuesdayNWO grant will be contacted and required to submit standard organizational due diligence documentation prior to the award of funds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For additional information, please contact:
Artisha Lawson, Program Officer
Greater Toledo Community Foundation
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
Telephone: (419) 241-5049

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